Mumbai blasts: CID probe ordered into Faiz`s death

A preliminary post-mortem report said Faiz Usmani had no marks of external injuries.

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: Hours after Faiz Usmani, the brother of Ahmedabad blasts suspect Afzal Usmani, died following interrogation by the Maharashtra ATS in the July 13 Mumbai blasts case, a preliminary post-mortem report said the man in question had no marks of external injuries.

Doctors have already said Faiz died of brain haemorrhage. Faiz died at 1:30 am while undergoing treatment for hemiparesis and hypertension, doctors at the Lokmanya Tilak Hospital here said.

Dr Ryan Kumar, a doctor at the hospital said, "He died due to brain haemorrhage. This condition is usually when a person is exposed to some kind of shock."

Meanwhile, reports said the Mumbai Police, which have denied the claims by Faiz’s family members of torturing him during questioning, have ordered a CID probe into the incident.

"A CID inquiry has been ordered into the death of Usmani by the DGP. The state CID will look into various things that resulted into his death," Joint Police Commissioner (Law and
Order) Rajnish Seth said.

Faiz was taken to the hospital after he allegedly fell sick during questioning by police yesterday. He died in the hospital.

His family members have blamed the Mumbai police and ATS officials for his death claiming foul play.

Azeem Usmani, the victim`s son alleged, "My father was picked up for questioning and pressurised during interrogation. They are to blame for his death".

The police, while denying that they tortured him, admitted Faiz was not feeling well when they brought him for questioning.

Afzal Usmani is currently behind bars in connection with the Ahmedabad blasts.

Police suspect Afzal Usmani is an Indian Mujahideen operative and arrested him in 2008. He is believed to have provided cars used in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts.

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